Friday, December 30, 2005

Phyllis Hindle LockVolunteer

Phyllis Hindle Lock, 58, a longtime board member of the Chevy Chase Recreational Association and the Holton-Arms Parents Association, died of a heart ailment Nov. 27 at her home in Chevy Chase.

At Holton-Arms, Mrs. Lock helped to organize benefit auctions, book fairs and faculty and staff appreciation programs.

She also was an organizer in the Democratic presidential primary campaign of former Vermont governor Howard Dean, a volunteer with the Rottweiler Rescue organization and a member of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and the Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington.

Mrs. Lock was a native of Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., and a graduate of Franklin College in Franklin, Ind.

She worked as a fashion buyer for Bonwit Teller in New York before moving to the Washington area in the late 1970s. She then worked briefly as a fashion buyer for the Hecht's department store in Washington and as a real estate agent.

Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Reinier Lock of Chevy Chase; and three daughters, McKenzie Lock of Washington and Cameron Lock and Bennett Lock, both of Chevy Chase.

Mary Elliott 'Molly' HoldenActress, Theater Enthusiast

Mary Elliott "Molly" Holden, 73, a former actress and lifelong theater enthusiast, died of cancer Dec. 25 at Washington Home and Hospice in the District. She was a resident of the District.

Ms. Holden was born in Washington and graduated from the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda in 1950. She received her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College in 1954 and her master's degree in fine arts from Catholic University in 1957.

For a number of years, she worked in the theater and Drama Department at Catholic University, where she was the stage manager for numerous productions. She also acted and served as stage manager for productions of the Washington Opera Society and the Olney Theatre.

In 1974, she was seriously injured in an automobile accident and became unable to pursue her career in the theater. She maintained her interest in acting and the theater, however, watching productions on television, subscribing to numerous journals and reading books about the theater.

Survivors include her father, Dr. Raymond T. Holden, and her stepmother, Mary Lightle Holden, both of the District; and a sister.

Julia 'Betty' LeslieIRS Technical Representative

Julia "Betty" Leslie, 63, who retired from the Internal Revenue Service in 2004, died of pancreatic cancer Dec. 24 at the Capital Hospice Center in Arlington. She was an Arlington resident for 24 years.

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